Wednesday, 4 November 2009
RIVERSIDE, CA – The University of California’s Library for the Sciences was renamed to honor former UCR Chancellor Raymond Orbach in a ceremony yesterday. As chancellor from 1992 to 2002, Orbach oversaw a major expansion of campus facilities, including the completion of the science library, and a significant increase in the campus’ student population.
Following the ceremony, Orbach attended a symposium called “Science-based Solutions for the 21st Century: The Legacy of Raymond L. Orbach” in the auditorium of UCR’s new genomics building.
The 106,000 s.f. Raymond L. Orbach Science Library, which was designed by Shepley ...[more]
Monday, 15 September 2008
NOTRE DAME, IN – Shepley Bulfinch has been awarded a major renovation project for the Theodore Hesburgh Library at the University of Notre Dame.
The 150,000 s.f. renovation of the two main floors at Hesburgh Library includes the creation of an information commons The first phase of the project is scheduled for completion by the end of 2009.
The firm’s recent work for other Catholic institutions of higher education includes projects for Georgetown University and Boston College, as well as projects now beginning construction at Xavier and Marquette Universities.
Tuesday, 29 July 2008
PRINCETON, NJ – The result of the Princeton Review’s survey of 120,000 students at 368 top US colleges and universities ranked four campuses with recent or current Shepley-designed libraries on its “Best Library” list. The four are Princeton (#2), Duke (#3), Furman (#13), and Colgate (#18) universities.
Duke Library at Furman University was awarded LEED Gold certification by the US Green Building Council earlier this year, and the latest phase of the renovation of Perkins Library at Duke University is scheduled for completion at the end of the summer
Agnes Scott College in Decatur, where the firm’s projects include the school’s science center, was ranked 19th in “Best Classroom Experience”.
In a related ...[more]
Friday, 18 January 2008
Shepley’s Bulfinch’s 2003 library project at Brooklyn College was featured in this week’s issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education.
The library appeared as the second page photo teaser for a Chronicle article on the long-term impacts of admissions preferences in higher education.
Wednesday, 20 June 2007
The James B. Duke Library at Furman University was among the projects profiled in Real Estate and Construction Review’s 2007 Carolinas Edition.
The 52,000 s.f. expansion and 70,000 s.f. renovation of the Greenville, SC, university library transformed the crowded facility into the intellectual heart of the Furman campus, and doubled its capacity. The director of the Library noted that the transformation has made the library “the place to be… and the jewel of the buildings on campus.”
Shepley Bulfinch worked with local associate architects Neal Prince + Partners on the project, which is targeting LEED certification.
Monday, 21 May 2007
The May issue of College Planning and Management features the opening of Colgate University’s newly renovated Case Library and the Geyer Center for Information Technology.
Located at the base of the hilltop campus, the Library features a 24-hour study space, a cafe, and video conference center. Flexible workrooms are located on the new top level, which is directly accessible from the upper campus. A “Main Street” traverses the main library floor, connecting with campus pathways and creating an inviting campus portal. The renovation features an Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) that provides archival-quality storage for 500,000 volumes. This provides accessible, high-density storage, retaining more materials on site while freeing ...[more]
Wednesday, 14 March 2007
The new library at Queen’s University, Belfast, was among the examples of the economic revival of Belfast, Northern Ireland, according to an article which appeared today in Architecture Week.
With design techniques that exceed code requirements, the 190,000 s.f. project is expected to meet the stringent standards of the UK’s Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM).
Instead of a mechanical system, its natural ventilation system will reduce energy costs by fifty percent. The library’s sustainable elements also include automatically operated windows, atria, roof venting, and a night cooling strategy that utilizes exposed concrete structural slabs. Ground source heat pumps, with a raised floor system, efficiently deliver low temperature heat. ...[more]
Thursday, 8 March 2007
Shepley Bulfinch was presented with the Palladio Award on March 7 at the annual Traditional Building Conference in Boston. The award was presented for the Paul Barret, Jr, Library at Rhodes College in Memphis, which Shepley Bulfinch designed in association with the Virginia firm of Hanbury Evans Wright and Vlattas.
The project was one of ten recognized in the sixth annual Palladio Awards competition for outstanding work in traditional design. It will be featured in the June 2007 issue of Traditional Building magazine.
Design Principal Ralph Jackson accepted the award on behalf of Shepley Bulfinch from Traditional Building publisher Peter Miller. The design team also included James Hunnewell, AIA, Principal ...[more]